The first dead man on Omaha Beach must be a sailor!
(Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Arthur Hiller. Admiral Jessup (Melvyn Douglas), The Americanization of Emily, recurring line (1964).
The Admiral, in a delusional state, decides the first casualty on D-Day must be from the Navy in order to help the Navy's publicity. Based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.)
The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Letter (undated) to his daughter Frances Scott Fitzgerald. The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).
Fitzgerald was referring to the life of a writer: "So much writing nowadays suffers both from lack of an attitude and from sheer lack of any material, save what is accumulated in a purely social life.")